I believe capital punishment is an aberration of love. Not only is life sacred but when redemption is possible even from the depths of Hell, surely we can find enough compassion in our hearts to offer the same opportunity here on Earth.
I stated in a previous post that assimilating the totality of one’s life into a yes or no answer is a calculation only The Greatest Love can make. A mortal judge deciding whether a person should live or die is making a decision that comes far too close to the decision The Greatest Love makes on judgement day, and without the possibility of redemption.
I believe that it is arrogance to think a decision with such finality can ever be made by any human soul(s). I believe it is not possible for all of humanity to have sufficient combined cognitive resources to assess the entirety of a single human life, much less a single human judge and/or a jury of peers. How can we sit in judgement of a person’s life? A handful of actions most certainly. But the entirety of a single human life? To allow it to be extinguished without any possibility for redemption?
I believe even Hell is not so cruel.